CANOPY rockfall protection: This barrier is self-cleaning
In some locations, rockfall must be contained using unconventional methods. For example, on remote mountain roads where space is restricted. The Geobrugg CANOPY protects like a gallery. At the same time the net catapults the fallen rock over roads, railway lines and other infrastructure into a chasm. Learn today why such special solutions are necessary and how they can be efficiently deployed.
Low-cost alternative to a gallery
In contrast to the classic barriers, the CANOPY rockfall protection system does not catch falling rocks. It propels them out of the danger zone and thus empties itself. As an extension to concrete galleries and tunnels, the flexible rockfall galleries are quickly installed, are extremely low maintenance and thus, cost-effective.
Constructed and tested on the basis of certified systems
A different functional principle, but still the same elements: For the CANOPY-System we have taken the essential components of the tested and certified Geobrugg rockfall barriers. We have tested the new rockfall protection – just like our barriers – in compliance with the strict ETAG 027 directive. This prescribes dropping a test body in free fall. The video of the test.
First installations have proven themselves
At Vercorin/Switzerland the CANOPY system together with several tunnels, protects the only connecting road to the village. In total over 120 metres. Thanks to the low spatial requirements of the installation, the road could be kept open during the construction period. Today, visitors and residents reach the village much more safely - and with the best view of the picturesque mountain world. Detailed description.